About This Station

This personal weather station is sited over short cut grass inside Valentine with tree canopies throughout area. Dewpoint/humidity tend to run higher at times during summer with day time high temperatures running as much as 2+ degrees cooler than (airport) with heavy vegetation inside town. Station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station, the triple walled temp/humidity sensor tube inlet is located 5'10" above ground. Anemometer is mounted at 33' with tree obstructions especially summer foliage. Temp/humidity sensor (Sensirion SHT31) accuracy plus/minus (.2C) or ( 0.36 F) ( 2% humidity) across entire range are aspirated for accuracy 24/7. The rain bucket upgraded in Feb. 2016 8" diameter heated Texas Electronics, Inc. TR-525USW with accuracy (+/-) 1% with rainfall rates 2" per hour or less. Frozen precipitation especially snowfall with wind can be tricky and under reported by 50% or more. Valentine experiences very cold powdered Arctic snows combined with wind making it especially tricky. Other rain and snow gauges in use are NWS standard style 8" and Cocorahs 4" diameter gauges. Cameras in use are Hikvision 3-4 megapixel IP cameras with 1 on-demand live stream. Station is a member of APRSWXNET/Citizen Weather Observer Program and official observer for Cocorahs along with Skywarn spotter for NWS.

Valentine Nebraska

Valentine incorporated as a village in 1884, is named for Edward K. Valentine who as a congressman from Nebraska was the chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture during his six years in office. He was instrumental in getting local settlers' grievances redressed by the federal government. Valentine was nearly destroyed two years in a row: a large storm with extremely high winds caused extensive damage to trees and buildings in July 2005, and in July 2006 the "Big Rock Fire" engulfed over 3,000 acres of land. Valentine participates in an annual re-mailing program where thousands of pieces of mail flow into the local United States Post Office so that they can be re-mailed with a special Valentine's Day postmark and verse. In 2007, National Geographic Adventure magazine included Valentine in its list of the best ten wilderness towns and cities

With a humid continental climate, Valentine experiences extremes of heat and cold annually. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 20.9 F in January to 74.4 F in July, while there are 6.7 days of 100 F + highs, 39.8 days of 90 F + highs, 46.3 days where the temperature does not rise above freezing, and 23.3 days of sub -0 F (-18C) lows. Precipitation is low, with an annual average of around 20 inches, but not quite low enough for the climate here to be classified as semi-arid. Snow reaches a peak in March and averages 34 inches per season, with the average window for measurable snow ( 0.1 in ) October 28 thru April 10; falls in May or September are rare, though one-day totals of 6 in or more have occurred in both months. The area is very sunny, averaging 2,937 hours of bright sunshine annually. Extreme temperatures range from -39 F (-39C) on December 22, 1989 to 114 F (45.5C) on July 2, 1990, with temperatures reaching 110 F as recently as July 21, 2012 and -31F (-35C) December 19, 2016.

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